Grade 9 ELA Module 1, Unit 2, Lesson 11

This Grade 9 ELA Module 1, Unit 2, Lesson 11 lesson plan also includes:

As an end-of-unit assessment, class members craft a formal, multi-paragraph essay in which they identify a similar idea found in both Rainer Maria Rilke's collection, Letters to a Young Poet and David Mitchell's Black Swan Green. Writers state and use evidence drawn from the stories to support a claim about how Rilke and Mitchell develop these similar ideas.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Review with writers the format of expository, multi-paragraph essays
Classroom Considerations

  • The final session in an 11-lesson unit that uses Rainer Maria Rilke's collection, Letters to a Young Poet and David Mitchell's Black Swan Green as anchor texts
  • The unit, the second in a module of three, builds on the protocols and routines established in the first unit
  • A link to the third third module in the series is provided
Pros

  • The eight-page packet includes the plan, model paragraphs, a review of the essay format, and the rubric for the essay
  • The homework assignment that asks class members to prepare a five-minute summary of their out-of-class Accountable Independent Reading (AIR) text provides a bridge to the next unit in the module
Cons

  • The plan presumes class members have experience crafting in-class formal essays